Sengstak's Battery (Alabama Artillery)

        Sengstak's battery, Capt. H. H. Sengstak, was organized at Mobile, December, 1861. It remained there, and at Columbus, Miss., until September, 1862. It served the greater part of the war in Maury's division, fought at Corinth, where it was specially commended by the division commander, and at the Hatchie. It wintered in northern Mississippi, and was in the siege of Vicksburg, where it lost heavily and was captured. When exchanged, the men were assigned to Barrett's battery, army of Tennessee. They were constantly engaged in the Dalton-Atlanta campaign in the battalion commanded by Major Waddell. It was transferred to the south, took part in the battle of Girard, where all its guns and most of the men were captured. Lieut. A. P. St. John was for a time in command; Lieut. Stanley H. Bell was wounded at Vicksburg.

Extracts From Official War Records

    Vol. XVII, Part I--(375) In General Maury's division, battle of Corinth, October, 1862. (383) Lost 1 killed. (385-388) Mentioned in General Price's report of battle. (394, 395) Commended in General Maury's report.
         No. 36--(467) Under Lieut. A. P. St. John, at Deer creek, March 25, 1863.
       No. 37--(327) In General Moore's brigade, July 4, 1863, Vicksburg. (369) Four killed and 7 wounded, Vicksburg siege. (381) Mentioned by General Moore.
        No. 38--(613) In Maury's brigade, district of Louisiana, January 31, 1863. (704) In Maury's division, April 17th, Snyder's Bluff. (725) Mentioned by Col. E. W. Pettus, April 8th. (871, 872) Mentioned by Gen. J. H. Forney, Vicksburg, May 13th. (1060) In General Forney's division, Demopolis, March 14, 1864.
        No. 55--(663) Assigned to reserve artillery, November 19, 1863.

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